Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I am a Slacker!!!

Yep you read that right I am a slacker. I can't believe it's almost been a full year since I last posted on here, holy crud where does the time go? So I'm just going to give you a quick low down on our last year....

August 2011: WE BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE!!!! Our home is 3600sq feet with an unfinished basement. It came with 8 acres most of which are great camping, lots of trees, type of acres. We have loved every part of it!

Kids started back in public schools but in a different district except for AJ who insisted on going to Lovell High so he could have his favorite coach ever!

Mom started subbing and loved it!

September 2011: We got our first ever kittens. Those of you that really know me, know that I do not like pets but especially cats! So yes I can't believe it either we got 3 kittens but unfortunately only 1 survived, her name is TiePor Dickson and yes I do LOVE her. In fact we are pretty sure she is expecting her first and only litter.

November 2011: First Thanksgiving here and we had over 40 people in my house. It was so much fun!!!

December 2011: First Christmas in the house and the kids loved it! I had some Christmas on layaway at K-Mart and when I went in to pay it off I discovered some secret Santa came in and had paid more than half of it off. Wow what an awesome Christmas blessing!

AJ lettered in Cross Country and took 1st place at the Powell race as a freshman!!!

January 2012-March 2012:  KinCaid was baptized in January!!! He was so cute and excited, I just love watching the kids transform from the before to the after!

AJ did Indoor Track and I traveled the state of Wyoming to watch the meets. And yes Indoor meets take a lot longer than Outdoor Track meets do!

Oh remember that part about me not liking pets well I must admit I bought a dog! She's a golden Lab and we love her so much. Her name is Lizzie Bella Dickson. Russ wasn't so sure about it when I surprised him with her after a long day at work. But he quickly warmed up to her. It did help that I only had to pay $37.50 for her.

April 2012-May 2012: AJ did Outdoor Track and lettered yet again he also was the only Freshman from Division 2A to make it to state not to mention the only one placing! Yes this mom is quite proud of her son.

All the kids finished their first year back in public schools and it went really quite well. We had lots of fun and mom loved being in the school subbing and seeing the kids. Must admit I love every age from Kindergarten all the way through High School.

Current and Future: We are currently building a bathroom, office, and real wall for AJ's room in the basement. Having tons of fun figuring out the whole irrigating thing, gardening, and playing on the property. Getting ready to go to South Dakota, have family reunion here at our property and in Yellowstone and hoping for some visitors in late July first of August. Must admit right now we are just basically loving and living life to the fullest!

AJ is gone for 6 weeks to UW, staying in the dorms and taking college courses and loving life!

JR, Addie, KinCaid, Allie, and Donavan are just being mom's little helpers and learning all they can about gardening, irrigating, and water snakes!

Russ is busy working and doing what he can where he can when he gets home from work. He's also decided to start exercising with me everyday. I'm sort of hoping he'll get the bug to want to run a marathon with me. But I guess only time will tell.

And well me...I'm just a swimming 1 mile 3 days a week, running/walking 10 miles a day (training for a marathon), gardening, mowing, cleaning house, building basement, training dog, learning a new eating lifestyle, and raising some hard working kids type of a mom. As you can see I don't do much but it's all quite exciting. I am also starting a new adventure in my life I am changing all of my eating habits and transferring to the Paleo diet and training for a marathon. I'm hoping to blog (victoriarasmussendickson.blogspot.com)(new blogspot just for this) everything every step of the way.

Well anyways now that I'm sure I've overwhelmed you all with way to much to read I am going to head off to bed for the night. I wish you all well and sweet dreams!

Love to everyone,


  1. Hey great to hear from you guys.
    We are planning to meet your family and nancy's family in early August, did she tell you?
    Let us know when are going to South Dakota and you can stop and visit on your way through.

  2. Torie ~ I just adore your enthusiasm!! I am so glad to hear all the great updates on school, work, kids, pets & especially your house!! Looking forward to seeing ya'll soon.
    PS-I did encourage the Melinkovich's to keep that weekend open so we could meet up in the Big Horn's for some hiking? or whatever we come up with :-)